SourceThere is scientific evidence to suggest that life can continue after death, according to the largest ever medical study carried out on the subject.
A team based in the UK has spent the last four years seeking out cardiac arrest patients to analyse their experiences, and found that almost 40 per cent of survivors described having some form of “awareness” at a time when they were declared clinically dead.
Experts currently believe that the brain shuts down within 20 to 30 seconds of the heart stopping beating – and that it is not possible to be aware of anything at all once that has happened.
But scientists in the new study said they heard compelling evidence that patients experienced real events for up to three minutes after this had happened – and could recall them accurately once they had been resuscitated.
I generally don't like to believe in things such as near death experiences so I am a bit skeptical about this but hey, scientific evidence is scientific evidence. However, I have yet to see it on a news site that I deem credible (I have no experience with the Mirror, Telegraph, or Independent). If this is genuine, for me, it brings up issues with people who sign up to be organ donors. I wonder if they would feel the pain.